MHG1949 - Cairn & Cistor Hut Circle - Garrywhin


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Type and Period (3)

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • (Former Type) CIST (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

ND34SW 112 3130 4133.

What may be the remains of a hut-circle lie at the foot of sloping ground below the Garrywhin fort. It measures 9.4m in diameter within a low bank. Where best preserved on the E, the bank is 1.8m in thickness and up to 0.3m in height, but on the NW it is very slight and can scarcely be traced on the ground. Immediately within the NE arc of the bank two edge-set stones are set upright 0.85m apart on opposite sides of a hollow 0.3m deep. This is undoubtedly the feature recorded in Mercer's survey as a 'Cairn and cist' (Mercer and Hill 1985, WAR 149, p.248).
(YARROWS04 422)
Visited by RCAHMS (ARG, AGCH) 27 July 2004

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Grid reference Centred ND 3130 4132 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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